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Old October 11th, 2013, 12:50 PM
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Burnet Institute, Myanmar was established in 2003. It has around 70 full-time staff. It focuses on continuing to develop the capacity of local partners to respond to health issues within the context of broader development challenges in 35 townships in six divisions

Health Challenges:
Low life expectancy rates- 63 years for a male and 67 years for a female

High TB burden – more than 500,000 cases of tuberculosis with a five per cent MDR-TB rate

High HIV burden – more than 240,000 cases with an estimated 10 per cent co-infection of HIV/tuberculosis

Widespread poverty, lack of proper sanitation and water supply, malnutrition and poor health awareness

High morbidity for children under five years (62 per 1,000 live births)

High maternal morbidity rate (200 per 100,000 live births)

Estimated 4-8 million people living with malaria

75 per cent of the population lives in high malaria prevalence areas

Current Projects
ANCP Project - Improving maternal and child health outcomes through increasing health seeking behaviours and access to quality MCH services.
HIV Clinical Training for Doctors
WASH: Evaluating the impact of a water, sanitation and hygiene program in monastic schools in Myanmar
Male participation in improving maternal and newborn health: A community based intervention in Myanmar
PATH: Improving community-based neonatal care in Myanmar

Burnet Institute
No 226, 4th Floor, 226 Wizaya PlazaU Wisara Road
Bahan Township, Yangon
Myanmar (Burma)
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